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Ecosource is seeking an Environmental Education Youth Coordinator

Full-time, 35 hours per week, March 2019 – March 2020

Who we are: Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond.

The Position: Ecosource is seeking a creative, self-motivated and collaborative individual to co-coordinate environmental youth programming. The candidate will be based at the Mississaugas of the Credit ~irst Nation near Brantford, Ontario. The successful candidate will co-develop and deliver an engaging, hands-on program bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together to design and lead service-oriented environmental stewardship projects, while offering participating youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills and approach reconciliation through Indigenous history, cultural practices and teachings.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a peer stewardship program engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in environmental leadership;
  • Ensure the program reflects social justice principles and supports reconciliation;
  • Regularly consult and collaborate with project partners;
  • Lead program outreach and recruitment;
  • Support youth in selecting and completing volunteer service hours for stewardship projects;
  • Coordinate a youth steering committee for the duration of the project and ensure youth perspectives and priorities are integrated into program planning;
  • Coordinate regular workshops on sustainability issues in partnership with youth participants;
  • Coordinate regular email, written and telephone communication with program participants and volunteers;
  • Document relevant project information, milestones and evaluation data;
  • Act as a representative of Ecosource to the community and assists with other Ecosource activities as required.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with project coordination in culturally diverse communities;
  • Significant knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions as well as contemporary Indigenous issues;
  • Experience delivering environmental education and/ or stewardship projects;
  • Experience coordinating, supervising and supporting diverse volunteers;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and anti-oppression principles;
  • Skilled in youth education and group facilitation;
  • Sound program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and within various settings;
  • Familiarity with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is an asset;
  • Applicants are required to hold a current driver’s license and must have access to a vehicle.

Application Information:

This is a full time (35 hours per week) contract position from March 2019 to March 2020 with an annual salary in the mid-$40,000s, dependent on experience. Evening and weekend work will be required. A Police Record Search will be required upon hiring.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 at 5 pm.

Ecosource offers a great team-oriented work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. Ecosource provides equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume, in Microsoft Word or PDf format, detailing your experience and interest in this position, and outlining that you have access to a vehicle via e-mail to:

Kelven Goodridge, Sustainability Education Manager Email: kgoodridge@ecosource.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and kindly request no phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to kgoodridge@ecosource.ca.